Registration is taken by appointment only. Please note, Haight and Franklin Schools are currently full. To be placed on the wait list for one of these schools or to register for another site, please contact Girls Program Director, Natalie Duarte.
Girls in grades 6-12 can sign up now for their very own Passport to Success! Passport to Success is a FREE resource series that takes place on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30 p.m. at Girls Inc. of the Island City. The series empowers girls by enabling them to learn new information, acquire and develop skills, build self-confidence, and have fun. The series is comprised of 5 workshops that promote college readiness, self-sufficiency, leadership, personal safety, and positive decision making. Please check back in August for more information.
Alameda Island Kids is a service provided by Girls Incorporated of the Island City since 1981 We provide state licensed, on-site child care specially designed to care for boys and girls in kindergarten through 5th grade at six elementary schools in Alameda. Currently the service is offered at Bay Farm, Earhart, Edison, Franklin, Lum, and Otis Elementary Schools. At each school site, we maintain safe, quality centers while adhering to the required school-age ratio of 14 children to 1 adult. For more information, visit our Alameda Island Kids page.
VOTE for GIIC in State Farm's Neighborhood Assist program!
Please visit the State Farm Neighborhood Assist website - Scroll to the bottom of the page and vote. You will be asked to register the first time you visit.
GIIC's Eureka! Program is one of 200 finalists in the running to win a $25,000 grant. Forty winners will be determined by community votes so please take a minute to vote for GIIC. It's fast, easy, and free. Anyone can vote using their email address, vote up to 10 times a day every day until November 4th. Ask your friends and family to vote.
Thank you for your support, together we can empower girls for life!
Save the Date
Please join us for our 18th Annual Hats Off to strong, smart & bold Women Who Dare luncheon on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center. Girls from our Best Foot Forward program will co-host this empowering event as we celebrate and honor the tremendous work of four exceptional women and teen role models who truly exemplify strong, smart, and bold. For more information, visit our 2017 Women Who Dare event website.
Call for strong, smart, and bold Women Who Dare Nominees
Girls Inc. of the Island City's signature fundraiser, the Women Who Dare Awards luncheon, began in 2000, and recognizes women and teens who exemplify our mission of inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. This year's event will be held at the Oakland Scottish Rite Center on March 18, 2017. Visit our Women Who Dare site for more event information.
We are currently seeking nominations for these prestigious awards. To nominate an individual(s), download our Nomination Form. The deadline for nominations is October 28, 2016.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Wow! What a glorious evening! Thank you so much to everyone who made our first ever Party! with a Purpose a spectacular success!
We want to especially thank our extremely charitable individual and business sponsors; extraordinary and generous food, drink, and entertainment donors; GIRLfriends; fabulous volunteers; and the most fun and festive group of Party! guests on the planet. We are overwhelmed by your support. We also hope everyone will patronize all the awesome businesses that made this event possible! For a complete list of our fabulous sponsors and donors, visit our Party! with a Purpose website.
A big shout out to Ascension Greek Orthodox Cathedral for the breathtaking venue; The Sun Kings for keeping us moving; and SanMan Productions for helping us produce such an amazing event.
Party! with a Purpose photos can be viewed on our Facebook page.
STRONG and healthy -- Girls Inc. girls are physically active, in charge of their own reproductive health, and have sound body image and relationships.
SMART and educated -- Girls Inc. girls are determined to succeed and to prepare for interesting work and economic independence by pursuing fields that require college or vocational education.
BOLD and independent -- Girls Inc. girls are economically literate and are assertive, resilient advocates for themselves and others.
As Girls Inc. looks to the next 50 years, the community will continue to play a critical role in our girls’ lives, inspiring future Strong, Smart, & Bold makers and leaders! Join us.
Check Out Eureka!
A fun and unique, multi-year program for teen girls that develops their career interests and opportunities in STEM through a curriculum involving hands-on learning, fields trips, job shadows, networking, college-readiness, mentorships, vocational education, and professional skills training. The program also builds girls’ confidence by teaching swimming and self-defense, and exploring other athletic and outdoor pursuits.